Garden Lettuces with Garlic Chapons


Chapons are large, rustic croutons that are made from the crust of bread rather than the crumb and then rubbed with garlic. They add a nice hint of garlic to a simple tossed green salad.

What you will need

3/4 lb. crusty, country-style bread (I like an Italian bâtard or levain)

6 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil; more for brushing on the bread

Kosher salt

1 clove garlic, peeled and halved

2 medium shallots, minced (about 1/4 cup)

3 Tbs. sherry vinegar or red-wine vinegar

6 large handfuls mixed baby lettuce (about 1/2 lb.), washed and spun dry

Freshly ground black pepper


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